Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have admitted their 2011 first round pick, Blaine Gabbert (a pick by the old regime), was a failure and have traded him to the San Francisco 49ers, they can begin looking for their next quarterback.
Now, that does not mean the Jaguars are certain to spend their first round pick on a quarterback.
After re-signing Chad Henne, the Jaguars can survive another season with him at the helm if they choose to fill another need instead.
In fact, outside of Bortles, none of these quarterbacks are projected to go in the first round, so the Jaguars could pick the best player available in the first round and take a quarterback later on.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network and NFL.com, Blake Bortles of the Central Florida Knights, Derek Carr of the Fresno State Bulldogs, A.J. McCarron of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Zach Mettenberger of the LSU Tigers, will be in for a visit on Thursday.
Alabama QB AJ McCarron visits the Jags tomorrow, along with LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Fresno State’s Derek Carr and UCF’s Blake Bortles.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 9, 2014
The Jaguars have already met with Texas A&M Aggies’ signal caller Johnny Manziel.